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Summary

Just around the corner from the RSC, this long-serving bistro with “Tudor-type” decor is “THE place to eat in Stratford if you’re going to the theatre – they put you through with speed (but don’t make you feel hassled)”, the food is “reliable (if not exciting)”, while “staff are helpful (but not obsequious)”. “What more does anyone want before a dollop of Shakespeare?”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

There’s a “nice Tudor feel” to this stalwart bistro; some reviewers feel the food is a little “dull” or “just cruising”, but more often it’s felt to be “accurate, reliable and efficiently delivered”.

£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

This stalwart bistro is “a safe bet for a pre-theatre meal”“probably the best in town”.

£47
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Have you eaten at The Opposition?

Owner's description

Just a stone’s throw away from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, you will find a thoroughly modern, bustling bistro – The Opposition.

For over 20 years, The Opposition, or “Oppo” as it is affectionately known by locals and theatre goers, has been one of the most thriving, welcoming restaurants on the Stratford scene.

The “Oppo” is the perfect venue for both pre and post theatre meals. With a thoughtfully-constructed menu and eclectic wine list, the Opposition really does have something for everyone – it is a friendly bistro with an informal atmosphere, offering a delicious and varied menu to suit all tastes. The perfect venue for lunch, dinner or that special occasion where atmosphere, food and service all count.

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Always £16.00 £21.00

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.95 £15.75 £3.50 £6.25
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £20.00
Filter Coffee £2.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%

Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
48
13 Sheep Street, Stratford upon Avon, CV37 6EF
Opening hours
Monday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Tuesday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Wednesday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Thursday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-9 pm
Friday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
Saturday12 pm-2 pm, 6 pm-10:30 pm
SundayCLOSED

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